Dr. Lav A. Kapadia, MD

Dr. Lav A. Kapadia, MD


Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male | 46 years old

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As a specialist, I like to give patients options (including NON surgical). Of course, they come to me for an opinion. I view my role as a healer but also as an educator. We hope to partner with patients to optimize their health.Read more

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Dr. Kapadia has been in practice since graduating from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center since 2000. He...Read more

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Dr. Kapadia Says:

While most patients are very pleased with their care and service, it's not always possible to "click" with everyone.  I do encourage those that have concerns to let me know what I can do to improve their experience.  At the same time, I think it's vital that patients understand that my role is foremost to provide medical expertise, not to always tell them "what they want to hear."  

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (39)
in Frisco, TX |
he did my sons surgery and was so easy to work with ...he is the best
I'm glad that he did well!
in Plano, TX |
Dr. Kapadia handled our son's Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy. Our son was totally paranoid about doctors in general, but Dr. Kapadia was one of the most wonderful doctors we have come across in the past year, after going to several ENT specialists for my son, across states due to our moving. He gained my son's confidence in his very 1st visit. The amount of patience care and expertise Dr. Kapadia has shown is tremendous for us!!! HE IS THE BEST??! We would highly recommend Dr. Kapadia!
Thanks for the nice comments!
in plano |
thorough he asked for all my doctors names and will send them his consult reports so I don't have to worry about them communicating
in Frisco, TX |
the end of the year is clearly very busy but his staff squeezed me in for appointment
in Frisco, TX |
so thorough and concerned even though its a bad problem that I have, I feel better about it
thank you for your kind comments
in Frisco, TX |
friendly staff, optimistic doctor that reassured me it will be better
in plano texas |
nicer than my last ENT answered my mom's questions about surgery
Sorry it wasn't a 5 star experience, but thanks for the comments
in Plano, TX |
the office is efficient and clean, and he is professional
in Richardson, TX |
Had surgery with Dr. Kapadia, he did a great job and got me thru the recovery. Highly recommended.
in plano |
he was great with my 3 year old we got the ear tubes promptly scheduled
I'm glad your son is doing better!
in frisco, tx |
explains and writes down the plan which make it easy
in lewisville |
Amazing with my kids. It was easy to get surgery scheduled and the care afterwards was thorough and caring
in Frisco, TX |
great preparation for my plan after surgery!
in Frisco, TX |
Very good about coordinating care, even called my OB doctor to find out about my medicine
in Plano |
My daughter was very nervous seeing a doctor, but Dr. Kapadia was calm and gentle with her My wife and I were impressed
lewisville |
Efficient and thorough
in little elm, texas |
I travel a long ways to see him because my family and I have confidence in him
in Frisco, TX |
I finally did surgery after Dr. Kapadia tried medical treatment, and I'm glad I did it I'm better already
plano tx |
He's been treating me as a kid and into adulthood. I think the comments that are negative are from people are wrong
lewisville, tx |
Best ENT doc I've seen ( and I've had several ). Straightforward and clear
Frisco, TX |
Dr. Kapadia did not spend much time with me and completely misdiagnosed my illness. I had a goiter and was subclinical hyperthyroid and he diagnosed me with acid reflux, ordered a contrast test using iodine that made my illness worse. He tried prescribing me a $300.00 medication- which I did not take because I knew I did not have acid reflux. I went to another doctor in the practice and they immediately diagnosed my thyroid illness correctly. Would not recommend.
in Plano tx |
I have mouth pain. He spent all of 2 minutes with me. Asked very very few questions and then prescribed an unneeded antibiotic. I would not recommend this doctor.
in Frisco, TX |
friendly and informative
in Plano, TX |
I have been receiving allergy shots for 2 years, and this spring I call tell its paid off. This is the best allergy season I have had in years
in Frisco, TX |
I like how he explains things to me because he keeps it simple and to the point; he usually writes down my recommendations for me
in Denton, TX |
I appreciate the fact that Dr. Kapadia tells me the truth even if I don't like it
in Allen, TX |
My son is already better this weekend after being treated Friday afternoon.
in lewisville, tx |
I really hate going to doctors but this was not bad at all
in Plano, TX |
I can hear better now!
in Plano, TX |
friendly and informative, but also easy to make appointment
in Plano, TX |
I just left the office and it was very smooth. My scan is scheduled and I love that I can get prescriptions filled , since it was done electronically
in Frisco, TX |
friendly yet efficient service , as well as quick response for test results
in Frisco, TX |
Did not address the hearing issue for which I came. Did only a brief analysis and sent me on my way. I guess he had more lucrative appointments waiting.
in The colony |
This was my second opinion and he was informative. My wife liked him also
in Frisco, TX |
overall very pleasant and caring staff and environment
in Allen, TX |
He did not seem to listen to my symptoms. It felt like he had a diagnosis prior to seeing me and was not willing to change. No matter the fact that none of my symptoms were consistent with he preformed diagnosis.
in Lewisville |
Friendly doctor and office staff. Very good with kids
in Plano tx |
Loved his optimism. Would strongly recommend
in Dallas tx |
Did not address the issue and did not provided treatment at all. Instead he requested a second appointment for no reason.
We strive to have every visit be a 5 star experience. At the same time, sometimes patients do need referral to the appropriate specialist for care.
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Dr. Kapadia says...

Dr. Kapadia has been in practice since graduating from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center since 2000.  He often gets referrals from existing patients as well as physicians, to provide care for their friends or family.  He has been chosen as a Top Doc by D Magazine, as well as a Super Doc by Texas Monthly.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time traveling and with family.

Dr. Kapadia's Care Philosophy

As a  specialist, I like to give patients options (including NON surgical). Of course, they come to me for an opinion. I view my role  as a healer but also as an educator. We hope to partner with patients to optimize their health.

Dr. Kapadia says...

I pride myself on providing  medical and surgical options when possible.  I believe the patient should make their health care decisions based on the best available information.  While performing surgery is important, educating patients about their choices is fundamental to making the right decisions in a collaborative fashion.

Dr. Kapadia says...

I am selective about recommending surgery, and I only perform surgeries in which I maintain current expertise.  Sometimes, I refer patients to other specialists if I believe that is best for the patient.

Dr. Kapadia says...

While most patients are very pleased with their care and service, it's not always possible to "click" with everyone.  I do encourage those that have concerns to let me know what I can do to improve their experience.  At the same time, I think it's vital that patients understand that my role is foremost to provide medical expertise, not to always tell them "what they want to hear."  

Dr. Kapadia's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Texas Super Docs, 2005
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Kapadia has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Infection in Infant
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nose Polyposis, Familial
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pediatric Allergies
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Runny Nose
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsil Disorders
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


  • Medical School
    University Of Missouri--Kansas City School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    University Tex Sw Mc

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Missouri / Kansas City Campus

    Graduated in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Posterior Nasal Pack
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair